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Pirates Vs. Tigers: Pittsburgh Slides Past Detroit 3-1 For Third Straight Win

On Saturday at PNC Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates (38-32) grabbed their sixth win in their last seven games, defeating the Detroit Tigers 4-1 in the second game of the teams' weekend interleague series. It was also their 12th win in their last 14 home games.

Perhaps credit starter Brad Lincoln for that. The right-hander struck out seven batters over six innings and allowed just one run, leaving the game with the Pirates leading 3-0. Those three runs came in the bottom of the fourth inning, as Andrew McCutchen drilled a three-run home run to center field. And as a result, never trailed. Closer Joel Hanrahan would record the save, his 19th of the season.

The series finale is scheduled for tomorrow at 1:35 p.m. EST.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout and for everything about the Tigers go visit Bless You Boys. Head over to Baseball Nation for the latest news around the Major League.

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